Billionaire Yuri Shefler bought the most expensive hunting estate in Scotland

Billionaire Yuri Shefler bought the most expensive hunting estate in Scotland

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Yuri Scheffler

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Co-owner of the alcoholic company SPI Group Yury Shefler bought the most expensive hunting estate in Scotland. The transaction amount was not specified, but it is known that the object put up for auction for £29 million

The Russian billionaire co-owner of the alcoholic company SPI Group Yury Shefler, whose American Forbes estimates at $1,69 billion,
bought the most expensive in Scotland, Tulchan estate, which was on sale for £29 million ($36 million), reports The Telegraph.

The property is located in an area of about 8.5 thousand hectares near Cairngorm national Park and was put up for sale last year. Realtors described the sale as “ideal for the passionate hunters.” On the estate in the river Spey salmon fishing is also within the grounds you can hunt grouse. In the estate are also the hunting ground for snipe and woodcock, five farms, as well as the production of beef and lamb.

The estate was billed at a price which is the highest among those that you can find open data on the market hunting of ownership of Scotland, the newspaper said.

The estate once belonged to the Scottish aristocracy, and then was bought by a London financial institution. In 1993 it was bought by businessman Leon Litchfield and his wife Gillian, who later founded the company Tulchan Sporting Estates Ltd (TSEL). Among the famous guests of the estate – kings Edward VII, George V, George VI, former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, king Leopold of Belgium and others.

The representative of the estate Agency Savills, which was involved in the sale of the estate, told The Telegraph that the goal “was purchased by the company, the beneficiary of which is Yuri Scheffler from Russia, which is well known as a frequent guest of the manor”.

“Of course, the new owner’s goal will continue to manage the business, as did the family of Litchfield and plans additional investments and innovations in business”, – said the representative of Savills. “This was an important factor for sellers, as the estate makes a valuable contribution to the local economy, the estate employs 20 full-time employees and 20 seasonal”, he added.